British Labour Party leadership candidates Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a radio hustings hosted by presenter Nicky Campbell (c) in Stevenage, in the UK. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Harriet Harman has insisted there will be no doubt about the “integrity” of the British Labour leadership contest as it emerged that less than 1 per c(...)

British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The contest for the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party is being run rigorously and the result “will stand”, acting leader Harriet Harman has insiste(...)

Lorries queue along the M20 in Kent outside Ashford, south east of London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA 1:04

British prime minister David Cameron’s description of migrants trying to reach Britain as a “swarm” has been condemned as “inflammatory” and “disgrace(...)

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales (left) during the state opening of parliament, in the House of Lords, London. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron has pulled back from plans to quickly repeal the Human Rights Act and to limit the jurisdiction in the Unite(...)

British prime minister David Cameron president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker  at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga last week. They meet for formal discussions today. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker travels to the UK today for talks with David Cameron in the first bilateral meeting between the Br(...)

Acting leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman (front) with some of the newly elected Labour MPs  in Westminster, central London, this week. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Britain’s major trade unions have been given months to sign up their members to vote in September’s election for the Labour Party leadership to repla(...)

UK Labour’s shadow health secretary  Andy Burnham. Mr Burnham has become the latest party member to join the leadership contest following the resignation of Ed Miliband.   Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has thrown his hat into the ring in the battle for the Labour leadership.Mr Burnham joins Chuka Umunna and Liz Ke(...)

Acting leader of UK Labour Harriet Harman. Ms Harman has announced the party’s new shadow cabinet after last week’s general election. Photograph: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Acting UK Labour leader Harriet Harman has announced the line-up of her new shadow cabinet, filling gaps left by the party’s disappointing showing in (...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband following his resignation speech in the wake of his party’s defeat. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

MARK HENNESSYLondon EditorLord Stewart Wood stood at the side of the room; unshaven, grey-faced, exhausted. Around him, Labour Party staff who had wor(...)

Britain’s political leaders on Tuesday began a final push for votes ahead of Thursday’s knife-edge election. Photograph: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

By Friday, Labour’s campaign chief Douglas Alexander may be Britain’s foreign secretary. Or he may be jobless, beaten by a 20-year-old Scottish Nation(...)